Author: Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: Mina Carter
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 02/25/2014
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: Action/Adventure, M/M Romance, Paranormal
Max and Kaelan, best friends and business partners for five years, are powerful casters with a tendency to get themselves into and out of all kinds of trouble. Pretty much the only thing they’ve been able to avoid is getting romantically involved – until now. Their sexual attraction hits them like a runaway fireball and they can’t keep their hands off each other.
While their sexual attraction burns out of control, they’ve attracted the attention of a dark caster named Jannes who’s planning a spell so potent that it could end the world. To keep them off balance, he’s targeting Max and Kaelan through those they love, and there’s no one they love more than each other.
With friends and family to protect and their only allies a group of casters who find it easier to fight than cooperate, the odds are stacked against them. So can Max and Kaelan keep it together and stop Jannes before he ends the world, or is the best they can do just killing time?
Killing Time was suggested to use to review by one of our loyal readers! I am so glad they made the suggestion. It was an enjoyable read with great characters that kept me from putting it down.
It is set in our world but with the presence of magic in the form of Casters who wield it. I appreciated the thought that went into developing the lore around the magic.
Kaelan and Max don’t get along at first, but build a solid friendship they don’t want to mess up with sex. There is plenty of tension, of the good and bad kind, with evil casters and pesky feelings getting in the way. I loved both characters and their differences. They complimented each other and made a great team.
The tone alternated between dark and light with some pop culture references and fictional book excerpts bringing comic relief to the death and evil they faced. There were a few spots that dragged and I felt the whole book could have been a little shorter, but other than that, it was mostly fast paced and engaging. Plus it has a cat with personality. Who can resist that?
I’m definitely happy I read Killing Time.
Note: There is a short story available with Magnus and Hollister called Casting a Circle available at http://archiveofourown.org/works/1720205 that is worth the read!
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